Office of the Commissioner of Housing Equity (OCHE)
This office works to ensure that protections exist for seniors (age 59 and older) and vulnerable tenants of Toronto Seniors Housing and Toronto Community Housing who have lost their subsidy or face possible eviction for not paying rent. The office is independent of Toronto Seniors Housing and Toronto Community Housing. The Commissioner reports to Toronto Community Housing’s board of directors. It is guided by the principles of integrity, impartiality, and independence.
Commissioner of Housing Equity
Cynthia Summers is Toronto’s first Commissioner of Housing Equity. In addition to overseeing the day-to-day operations of the OCHE, Cynthia also develops departmental and public policy, including establishing cooperative relationships with the public, Toronto Seniors Housing, Toronto Community Housing and other governmental agencies. She has held this role since January 2014. Learn more about Cynthia and the OCHE team.